A new species of vermilion flycatcher from the Galapagos Island, likely extinct

Main report: Galápagos Islands face first-ever bird extinction
(California Academy of Sciences)
Other Reporting: IUCN Red List of Threatened Species, Mongabay, Science Daily, Scientific American Blogs, Live Science, BBC Earth
Scientific Paper: Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution   
New Taxa: Pyrocephalus dubius
Common Name: Cristóbal Island vermilion flycatcher
Categories: New Species
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A new species of vermilion flycatcher from the Galapagos Islands has been described from museum specimens , but the birds have not been seen in the wild since 1987.

Cristóbal Island vermilion flycatcher specimens lay side by side at the California Academy of Sciences.

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